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November 12th, 2014
Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality â€¨MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writerâ€¨
SAN FRANCISCO â€” Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.
Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and create jobs â€” or stifle innovation and kill jobs. The divisive and often confusing debate has intensified now that Obama has entered the fray.
LOS GATOS, Calif. â€” The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward.
This is hoverboarding.
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. â€” About 20 airmen from the Little Rock Air Force Base will be headed to West Africa to help with efforts to contain Ebola.
Base spokesman Arlo Taylor says the airmen with the 19th Airlift Wing will deploy in the coming weeks. Taylor says they will use C-130 cargo planes to transport medical personnel and supplies into Liberia, which has been hit hardest by the epidemic.
The Little Rock airmen will join 105 other airmen from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron.